Lookup Public Records in St. Joseph CountyMichigan. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

St. Joseph County, Michigan Overview

Located along the southern border of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, St. Joseph County consists of 521 square miles with 501 of that being land. It is surrounded by Kalamazoo County to the north, Branch County to the east, Cass County to the west and LaGrange County, Indiana to the south. There were 60,964 people living in the county at the time of the 2013 census. There are 10 zip codes in St. Joseph: 48030, 49032, 49040, 49042, 49066, 49072, 49075, 49091, 49093 and 49099.

St. Joseph County Officials Information

The St. Joseph County Clerk also serves as the Court Clerk and Register of Deeds.
St. Joseph County Clerk: Lindsay Oswald
Address: 125 W Main St, Centreville, MI 49032
Phone: 269-467-5603
Fax: 269-467-5596
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Closed Legal and County Holidays

The County Clerk of St. Joseph County is responsible for maintaining vital records that include birth certificates, death certificates and marriage licenses. They are also responsible for concealed weapons permits, military discharges, personal protection orders, elections and assumed names and partnerships. These records are not available online, however there are forms for personal protection orders and legal name changes available online. These documents can be turned in and others requested in person, during normal business hours, or requested by email or phone.

The County Clerk serves as the Register of Deeds as well and under this role is responsible for recording, indexing and monitoring records related to real and personal property. These records include deeds, mortgages, liens, leases and more, related to property within St. Joseph County. Many of these documents are considered public record and are available for purchase or viewing by in person request, during normal business hours.

The equalization department of St. Joseph County is responsible for maintaining fair and accurate records of taxable value related to property in the county.
St. Joseph County Assessment Office:
125 W Main St, Centreville, MI 49032
Phone: 269-467-5603
Fax: 26-467-5596
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

Some documents related to property records, tax history and maps are available online through the FetchGIS system, though other documents will require a visit to the office to make an in person request. These documents are considered public record and are available to view or purchase once they have been recorded.

St. Joseph Court Records Information

Court records are considered public record once they have been recorded and filed. These documents are available to be viewed and purchased but must be requested in person, during normal business hours. Court records for St. Joseph County are not available online.

St. Joseph, MI Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200971,450
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200911,586
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200953
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009129
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009253
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009208
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20093,437
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20097,038
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009556
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20091,888
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009353
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200919,510
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009226
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009496
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20095,914
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20091,009
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009128
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009312
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20092,260
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200919
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009201
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009668
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20091,103
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200935
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200963
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009865
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009743
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009124
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009255
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20094
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200910,560

St Joseph County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 125 W Main St, Centreville, MI 49032, United States
Phone: 269-467-5602

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